Robert Winstead

     ROBERT (BOB) WINSTEAD, D. MIN. is a United Methodist minister who serves as the Assistant Professor of Practical Theology at Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He is the Director of the Academy of Church BusinessAdministra- tion, leading the professional certification process for executive pastors and church business administrators. Bob is a national trainer for the United Methodist Church and leads workshops and retreats in self-care & time management, congregational administration, and transformative leadership.

     Bob is a contributing author of Contextualizing Theological Education, and has published articles in the NACBA Ledger, the United Methodist Worship Connection, Christians in Education, and other periodicals and publications.

     Bob has a Master of Divinity from Candler School of Theology, and a Doctorate of Ministry in Church Leadership from the University of Chicago. Bob’s hobbies include playing drums, riding motorcycles, woodworking, and reading. Bob has three children and five grandchildren.


Rev. Phil Schroeder

     Phil Schroeder, D. Min. is a United Methodist Minister who serves as the Director of the Center for Congregational Excellence and serves as a consultant on many aspects of local church life.  He is a graduate from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and received an MBA and Mdiv from the dual degree program in business and theology from Emory University.  His published books include The Stewardship Journey, The Capacity for More, More than Just One Neighbor, and Small Church Check-Up with co-author Kay Kotan.  His latest book, Launching Leaders, was published in August of 2019. 
    Phil has taught Religious Leadership and Administration as well as Evangelism, Preaching, and New Church Leadership Academy as adjunct faculty at Candler School of Theology. He has also taught in the leadership track at Wesley Seminary.  He and his wife Elizabeth have been married for more than 30 years and have three children.  For fun, Phil enjoys a challenging game of Scrabble or a thoughtful film.